The Man in the irony mask

Australia, 1998

Film
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This documentary portrays the life and death of performance artist and AIDS activist, Brenton Heath-Kerr. Through his repertoire of performances, costumes and photographs, Heath-Kerr challenged perceptions, dominant sterotypes and myths which he thought underpinned the gay communities and notions of gay identity. An emigre of drag and a gender misfit, Heath-Kerr understood that often holding a mask up to society had more political impact than holding up a mirror. (Source: Trove)

Credits

production company

Scarlett Pictures

producer

Kath Shelper

Paul Andrew

director
writer

Paul Andrew

Duration

00:28:02:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1998

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

B2000123

Language

English

Subject categories

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - Australia

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art appreciation

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art, Modern - 20th century - Australia

Crafts & Visual Arts → Artists - Australia

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Gender identity - Social aspects

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Gender identity

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Gender identity - Social aspects

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Homosexuality

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → AIDS (Disease)

Lesbian (Queer Cinema) → Gay

Music & Performing Arts → Performing arts

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

Digital Betacam; Master

DVD [PAL]; Copy

VHS [NTSC]; Copy

Digital Betacam; Sub-master

VHS [PAL]; Reference - timecoded

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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